An outdoor refrigerator is designed to handle a wide variety of environmental conditions that would render an indoor unit inoperable. The most notable condition is the ability for an outdoor unity to deal with broader temperature ranges that can fluctuate greatly during the course of a day. There are still minimum and maximum operating ranges for each outdoor refrigerator so be sure to pick one that best fits your climate.
Additionally, an outdoor unit must be able to handle potentially wet or humid conditions . The electrical components in an outdoor unit are weatherproofed to prevent the damage that excess moisture can cause. It will handle most typical weather conditions but nature can be extreme.
An outdoor fridge will also have a stainless steel exterior. Weather conditions over type will cause rust in the typical metals used to make refrigerators. Stainless steel is very sturdy and does not rust, making it the choice material outdoor appliances.
Built In or Freestanding?
Depending on how you utilize your refrigerator, there are option to keep the unit freestanding and somewhat portable or built in as part of an outdoor kitchen arrangement. The main difference between those two option comes down to ventilation.
A built in unit vents on the bottom front of the unit. Excess heat generated from its regular operations is blown out in order to keep it running smoothly. This configuration is more expensive.
Freestanding fridges vent out the back of the unit and is typical of most refrigerators you encounter. It is possible to install thing in a built-in scenario but there must be adequate spacing to that the heat is allowed to properly dissipate. This is not recommended as improper heat dissipation will reduce the operating life of the unit.
Setting Up Your Outdoor Living Space
An outdoor fridge is just the first step when it comes to making your backyard a more enjoyable space. Be sure to talk a look at our selection of grills and smokers. If you are a novice or if you’ve won awards for best brisket, we have a grill to suit your needs.
Additionally, the furniture you choose will ultimately determine how comfortable you are in your outdoor space. Coming a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, shop our patio furniture selection to find that set that fits your sense of style and your budget.
Lastly If you live in an area where the winters get really cold, then be sure to talk a look at our fire pits and chimineas.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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